Caregivers Are Uniquely Impacted
Caregiving for individuals with Alzheimer’s and memory loss is a full-time job that deeply impacts families both emotionally and financially. In the state of Missouri alone, there are approximately 310,000 caregivers supporting 110,000 people with dementia. Often, the caregiver is unable to work and the family’s savings are quickly depleted. In 2013, caregivers provided an estimated 17.7 billion hours of informal, unpaid care, a contribution to the nation valued at more than $220.2 billion.
Improving Time At Home Through Changes At Home.
Caring for a loved one with dementia is difficult. Memory Care Home Solutions can help! Our family-centered training programs equip caregivers with the knowledge, strategies and skills to provide care, prevent crises and manage difficult behaviors. Caregivers who complete our program feel more prepared and confident and less stressed. Their loved ones with dementia maintain self-care abilities for a longer period of time. By teaching caregivers how to make the home setting safer and more accessible, we help families extend time at home. Families who participate in our program also experience fewer trips to the emergency room with their loved one and spend less time in hospitals.
We Save The State Of Missouri Millions Of Dollars Each year.
- Hospital readmissions decreased by 58%
- 911 calls decreased by 53%
- ER visits decreased by 41%
- Unscheduled PCP visits decreased by 8%
- Save $7 million* in hospital fees
- Saves $19 million* in nursing home costs
Memory Care Home Solutions is the only nonprofit organization in the St. Louis area that provides dementia education and training to family caregivers — for free, in their own homes! In 2014, more than 7,000 caregivers received training through in-home programs, workshops, health fairs, and telephone counseling. Memory Care Home Solutions alleviates the stress and financial impact of caregiving by educating and empowering caregivers and their loved ones.
* Per 1,000 individuals based on data from Alzheimer’s Association, 2014 Alzheimer’s Disease Facts and Figures, Alzheimer’s & Dementia, Volume 10, Issue 2 and based on self-report data collected from caregivers of those with dementia